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Why Location-Independent Jobs Will
Take Your Business to the Next Level!

Companies like Facebook, Spotify, and Dell have already got the memo: Location independent jobs are the future!

More and more companies shift from micromanagement to self-management, especially when working remotely.

It leads to happier and more satisfied employees. If you want to know more about this, then keep on reading! We gathered the information you need to catapult your organization to the next level!

5 Principles, That Will Make Location Independent Work Successful

We, the Semco Style Institute, developed a fantastic framework system, which is based on 5 simple but highly effective principles, to help corporations transform the way they work:

  • Trust
  • Alternative Controls
  • Self-Management
  • Extreme Stakeholder Alignment
  • Creative Innovation
Working Remotely: What Does It Mean And How Does It Work?

When you hire your employees, you trust them to be able to do their job, right? Very often, the trust is overshadowed by a management team that controls every decision and leaves little space for the employee to grow or work in the most efficient way.

So, what happens when we move away from traditional management and choose self-management instead?

The work-life balance increases, by giving back control and freedom to the person delivering the work. Trusting the employees and treating them as the professionals and the responsible adults they are.

We know that the idea of implementing those changes to a company can be overwhelming at first. What we also know is that once you see the positive impact on your people, you will realize that this was not an expense, but a smart investment in your company’s future.

To offer location independent jobs, is only the beginning of a powerful shift to more flexibility, more freedom, and a happier work environment.

Companies that are already counting on Location-Independent Jobs

Spotify: The audio streaming company just announced their adaptation of a location-independent work model. This was also fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic. Their employees now have the option to work from home or from the office full-time or make a combination of the two.

Facebook: The multinational conglomerate now allows their employees to live remotely and telecommute permanently. They have recently published 3446 jobs that grant this work setup.

Dell: This technology giant aims to become the greenest technology company on the planet. Dell also cares a lot about their employees and strives to help them achieve work-life balance and give them secure and stable job positions. Now, they have a wide variety of flexible work arrangement options for their employees.

More and more companies shift from micromanagement to self-management, especially when working remotely. It leads to more happy and satisfied employees. If you want to know more about this, check out The Power of Self-Management.

Why become a Location Independent Company?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to make location-independent working easier and more effective.

But even after the crisis, there is much to suggest that we will not return to the office, but will continue to work from home and from anywhere in the world.

If you want your employees to make good independent decisions, you should also let them choose when and where to work from.

In this way, you create a work environment where not only competent individuals work together democratically, you also increase the freedom of your employees to grow personally. The more an employee can plan their day, the more effective they become. It is true that a happy employee is a better employee.

Conclusion: Becoming a Location-Independent Working Place

Many large companies have already shifted their focus to Location-Independent Work. Especially in the tech world where a lot is happening. The range and variety of new communication tools is breathtaking.

Every month, new tools and software are developed that make location-independent work easier and, at the same time, can strengthen the team spirit. We are still at an early stage of a movement that will change the way we live our lives.

A revolution is underway and won’t be stopped anytime soon. Do you want to know more about it? We’ve summarized for you how it all started. Feel free to drop by and contact us if you want to talk and discuss possibilities for your business.

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